Comune di Laterza

Location of Laterza in Italy

Coordinates: 40°38′N 16°48′E / 40.633°N 16.800°E / 40.633; 16.800Coordinates: 40°38′N 16°48′E / 40.633°N 16.800°E / 40.633; 16.800
Country Italy
Region Apulia
Province / Metropolitan city Taranto (TA)
  Mayor Gianfranco Lopane
  Total 159 km2 (61 sq mi)
Elevation 340 m (1,120 ft)
Population (31 December 2015)
  Total 15,290
  Density 96/km2 (250/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Laertini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 74014
Dialing code 099
Patron saint Maria SS. Mater Domini
Saint day May 20
Website Official website

Laterza is a town and comune in the province of Taranto, part of the Apulia region of southeast Italy.

The Laterza culture, or Laterza-Cellino San Marco culture, is an Eneolithic culture of Apulia and Basilicata, in southern Italy. It takes its name from the tombs discovered in the locality of Laterza, near Taranto, and Cellino San Marco, near Brindisi.


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